Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, subject to certain exemptions. We are fully committed to the provisions of the Act, and support its underlying principles of openness and transparency.

You can view our Freedom of Information Policy (pdf: 128KB) for more information about our approach to compliance with the Act.

For guidance on how to make a freedom of information request to Newcastle University, please see our pages on how to access information.

Before you make a request, please check our publication scheme, which explains the categories of information that we already make available to the public. You may not need to make a formal request if the information is already accessible to you.

We also have some guidance and information for staff on how to handle freedom of information requests.